AMERICAN FORK — The American Fork Cavemen blew out the Orem Tigers 35-17 on a clear night in American Fork Friday.
Orem got off to a good start, getting on the board first with a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Tucker Camp.
The Cavemen then marched down the field and set up a field goal for Jackson Nadauld, which cut the Orem lead to 7-3.
Later in the first quarter, American Fork intercepted Camp, which set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Caveman running back Zach Katoa.
Katoa fumbled the ball with 1:43 left in the first quarter and Orem recovered the fumble, but the Cavemen took the ball right back with a Coleson Warley interception with 48 seconds left in the opening period.
That interception set up a deep bomb thrown by Tanner Smith for a touchdown and the Cavemen led the Tigers 16-7 going into the second quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Warley snagged another interception.
The Cavemen got into the red zone, but turned it over on downs. However, Nate Honey burst through the line and tackled an Orem running back in the end zone for a safety to make it an 18-7 lead for American Fork with 7:17 left in the second quarter.
The Tigers had the ball and were looking for an answer when Honey snagged another interception and ran it all the way back for a touchdown, which extended the Cavemen lead to 25-7 with 5:15 left to go in the first half.
With 1:23 left in the first half, Orem had a punt blocked by American Fork, which set up a 1-yard rushing touchdown for Katoa. The Cavemen led 32-7.
Orem then marched down the field and Chase Herman converted a 20-yard field goal to end the half.
In the third quarter, nothing much happened until the end when Camp had a 1-yard quarterback sneak to cut American Fork's lead down to 32-17.
The Cavemen ended up winning 35-17 with Jackson Nadauld hitting a 30-yard field goal to top the game off.
Warley was the star on defense for the Cavemen with two interceptions, while Camp had a valiant effort for the Tigers in the loss.